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Re: The Today Thread

Posted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 8:45 pm
by Wooster
Most are meant to have died of natural childhood diseases, but not all.
(One of the last to be buried there was about 6 and allegedly killed by one of the nuns, by blows delivered the previous day.)

Re: The Today Thread

Posted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:19 pm
by Glamdring
This is my beside reading lamp.
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00APAQSP6? ... K94IAFsz3Q
Been using it for 18 months and it's very good. I can adjust the colour and brightness to suit. I use the USB to charge my Nexus 7 tablet. I noticed recently that when I unplug the tablet the lamp gets slightly brighter. Does the USB port really take so much power?

Re: The Today Thread

Posted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 7:25 am
by Wooster
Today I woke up early to try and rationalise my contract rates instead of working them out on an ad hoc basis and it turns out I've been surprisingly consistent. Only a couple of quid either side of a fixed rate over the last three months.

So that was easy. :)

Re: The Today Thread

Posted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 11:10 am
by richietog
All I need now, is a new PSU, CPU fan/cooler, back chassis fan, some appropriate screws for mobo and some nerves of steel after switching on the computer on

Re: The Today Thread

Posted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 3:12 pm
by Wooster
Did it asplode?

Re: The Today Thread

Posted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:03 pm
by richietog
Asplode?

Re: The Today Thread

Posted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:49 pm
by Glamdring
Explode, a relaxed witticism.

Re: The Today Thread

Posted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:21 pm
by richietog
I know, but I haven't even got a PSU for the mobo to explode

Re: The Today Thread

Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:44 pm
by Glamdring
Just noticed that I'm five miles from a strip club. See you. :)

Re: The Today Thread

Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 2:08 pm
by loughor
^ Glad your eyesight is still OK.

Today I got a Nintendo Switch and MK8dl. Tesco had them discounted yesterday. I've been a sucker for MK since the SNES.

Now I need to save my pension for that iPhone X I want (not need) :D

Re: The Today Thread

Posted: Sat Sep 16, 2017 9:55 am
by Wooster
Am I missing something?

Why are there so many perfume adverts on?
Do statistics show that this is the most popular time to buy the stuff after Xmas and Valentine's, or are they just taking a good run up to works party season? :)

Re: The Today Thread

Posted: Sat Sep 16, 2017 4:58 pm
by Glamdring
Not noticed any. I have a neural implant that turns my brain off when ads come on.

Re: The Today Thread

Posted: Sat Sep 16, 2017 5:55 pm
by loughor
Daytime TV seems to mainly be life insurance or funeral plans, or sell your house well under market value.

Re: The Today Thread

Posted: Sat Sep 16, 2017 7:28 pm
by Wooster
Not sell. :roll:
It's a far more thought out schedule of 'equity release'... far too complicated for you old people to worry your heads about.

Basically they give you a chunk of cash that amounts to a % of the current cost of your property, then figure out a way to steal the rest from under you, and fuck over any surviving potential beneficiaries from the sale of the property as soon as possible.

What do you care?
You get £60K in your crack pocket and the wife and kids can go fuck themselves. :)

Re: The Today Thread

Posted: Sat Sep 16, 2017 8:14 pm
by loughor
Oh those as well with an ex-weatherman pimping one lot. There are some who claim to buy any house, any place, any condition and they'll give you a price after you cough up an undisclosed "valuation fee". They can't lose. You say "you are 'avvin a larff" and they have your fee. Say "aw gowan then" and they get a house below market value... and the fee.